TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A Toledo man who claimed he was the victim of the fire is now accused of starting it.
Police say Rex Davis is now charged with aggravated arson after starting a fire at a vacant home on Palmwood Avenue in December.
Police say Davis intentionally set fire to the home in an attempted to kill a man inside.
Police say Davis started the fire by throwing couch cushions, blankets and a mattress into an open, active fireplace.
When the fire first occurred, Davis claimed that the fire started when an ember from the fireplace caught a mattress on fire.
Police say the home was a complete loss.